Astros claim righty McHugh off waivers

Astros claim righty McHugh off waivers
December 18, 2013, 4:45 pm
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CSNHouston Staff

The Astros have claimed right-handed pitcher Collin McHugh off waivers from the Colorado Rockies.

McHugh, 26, was designated for assignment on Monday.

He began the 2013 season with the Mets but was traded to the Rockies on June 18 for outfielder Eric Young Jr. He made seven major league appearances last season, including five starts. He was 0-4 with a 10.04 ERA in 19 innings pitched. He also started 20 games in the minors last season.

McHugh was an 18th-round pick by the Mets in 2008. In 126 minor league appearances, he's 37-28 with a 3.34 ERA and 623 strikeouts in 638.2 innings.

With the move, the Astros' 40-man roster is at 40.

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